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Air quality in hundreds of Quebec classrooms receives failing grade – Montreal
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Air quality in hundreds of Quebec classrooms receives failing grade – Montreal

Quebec’s new education minister is focusing his efforts on air quality in schools. Bernard Drainville says he’s frustrated with the lack of improvement in classrooms that were a known problem last year. The air quality levels in 724 of Quebec’s 68,548 classrooms exceeded the threshold of 1,500 parts per million (ppm) between Sept. 5 and Oct. 28.“That’s not acceptable for us, so what I’m saying to the parents is that we’re working very hard for these 724 classrooms to come under the level of 1,500 ppm,” said Drainville.The government says it’s monitoring these classrooms. They’ve taken measures such as installing air exchangers and repairing windows to bring air quality levels under control.“The COVID crisis taught us that if we want to reduce the risks of transmission, we need to ...
Long COVID infections are leading to higher rates of health system use: study  – National
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Long COVID infections are leading to higher rates of health system use: study  – National

Patients who develop long COVID in Canada are accessing health care more frequently in the months after infection, which means patients are competing for scarcer resources within Canada’s ailing health system, according to a new study. The research, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday, found the burden of health-care use after a positive COVID-19 test is “substantial and has important health policy implications” as provincial and territorial governments across Canada continue to grapple with what many front-line workers are calling a system in “crisis.” Read more: ‘Mind boggling’: ERs big and small across Canada struggle amid staffing crisis The two lead authors of the study, who are also emergency room physicians, say the find...